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The opening of a joint parliament session in Naypyidaw, Burma on July 4, 2012. © 2012 Reuters

International Conference “Beyond Numbers: Comparing Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples”

Drs. Karen Bird and Netina Tan of the Department of Political Science and the McMaster Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition warmly welcome you to attend our conference on the political participation and meaningful inclusion of ethnic minorities around the world! Dec. 5 to 7, 2018

Dec 03, 2018

Ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples are gradually being elected and included in politics. Yet, we still do not know enough of the best way to meaningfully strengthen minority group rights, mitigate ethnic conflict, or improve the substantive representation of diverse groups. Over the next three days, more than 30 international and Canadian scholars will gather in McMaster University to study how the design of institutional measures such as ethnic quotas and reserved seats in legislatures and other political bodies improve the interests of ethnic minorities and indigenous groups. For more information, visit our Ethnic Quota Website
Additionally, there will be three Methods Training Modules on 7 Dec that are open to all faculties and students:
Module 1 – Automated textual analysis of parliamentary debates (Ludovic Rheault, University of Toronto)
Module 2 – GIS and geo-political mapping of ethnic diversity (Benjamin Forest, McGill University)
Module 3 – Using the Vote Compass datasets to study minority populations (Cliff van der Linden, McMaster University) 
To attend, please register for the training modules.
We look forward to seeing you all!